A Golden Bumpy “What am I?” Quiz
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Nikon D700 + Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5 cropped — 1/2000 sec, f/2.5, ISO 200 — full exif
“What am I?”

Time again for one of my “What am I?” quizzes. The Exif data won't help you with this one, sorry. 😉

As usual, I will keep any comments private until I post the answer, to give everyone the same chance.


All 21 comments so far, oldest first...

Dandelion chip for chipless Nikon lenses. What lenses are you getting chipped?

— comment by Kirk Chao on March 28th, 2012 at 2:21pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hello,

My guess is that this is a close-up of one of the elements of an electric guitar. Or better, a 4-string bass-guitar because there are only four little coils visible.

greets,
Tom

— comment by Tom Eeckhout on March 28th, 2012 at 3:58pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

That’s an easy one: Nikon F-mount contacts for chipping a legacy lens (e.g. http://legacy2digital.com/nikon/).
I’m sure I’m wrong 😉

— comment by Gianluca on March 28th, 2012 at 4:26pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like one of those glue on exif chips for older lenses.

— comment by Christopher Pearson on March 28th, 2012 at 4:38pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

First thought was a bridge to a musical instrument but then that would be an odd design. Next best guess, something for torturing your skin during a massage 😉

— comment by JasonP on March 28th, 2012 at 7:13pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

It looks like one of those auto focus confirmation chips you can put on old lenses 🙂

— comment by Slava on March 28th, 2012 at 7:26pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like some miniature weight set to me…

— comment by Henk on March 28th, 2012 at 10:44pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

ギターの部品じゃないかと思うのです

— comment by Junichiro-Kosera on March 28th, 2012 at 11:57pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like pogo-pins…

–Bill

— comment by Bill Anderson on March 29th, 2012 at 2:05am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hello,
this looks like the chip for converting old Nikkor lenses to add a CPU.
/frero

— comment by Fredrik Robertsson on March 29th, 2012 at 8:49am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Looks rather worryingly like the gold-plated contacts from a lens, but I do hope you’ve not been taking your 300 f/2 to pieces “to see how it works”… But the curve in the black block looks to be going the wrong way, so I guess not. Anyway, contacts from something is the best I can do.

— comment by Peter in Wales on March 29th, 2012 at 5:37pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Is it the bridge of a musical instrument, like on a guitar but not mounted?

— comment by Daniel Cutter on March 29th, 2012 at 7:19pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I’d venture a guess that it is a dandelion chip or something similar. An autofocus confirmation chip would be the right word.

Greetings from Finland btw.

— comment by Janne on March 29th, 2012 at 7:55pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Len’s CPU contacts.

— comment by alexndr on March 29th, 2012 at 9:13pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Contacts for something electrical.

— comment by Abraham Lincoln on March 30th, 2012 at 3:17am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I’m thinking that’s part of the motor brush from a power drill. I’m from the Washington DC area.

— comment by J Gamble on March 30th, 2012 at 4:05am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Part of Apple’s magsafe connector?

— comment by Superworms on March 30th, 2012 at 6:29am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

it is the/part of the contact ring from a lens that connects the lens electronics to the body….

Thanks!! TO

— comment by Tom Owen on March 30th, 2012 at 11:34am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like a bridge or something from a stringed musical instrument.

— comment by John on March 30th, 2012 at 12:02pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Well, most got it right, but some fun answers as well! The full answer is on this post —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on March 30th, 2012 at 7:45pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Dandelion for NIKON by Victor Lushnikov

— comment by Alexey on April 11th, 2012 at 12:40am JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink
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